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About a Vampire: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) Mass Market Paperback – September 29, 2015
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About the Author
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net.
- Publisher : Avon (September 29, 2015)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062316028
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062316028
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.96 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #143,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book was so far off base from her previous story lines I couldn't help but wonder if someone else wrote it. Also, the usual characters are no where to be found. Lucien shows up briefly a couple times. Marguerite makes an appearance in the final chapter.
The story was basically as follows: Holly a whining, immature woman, meets an equally whining, immature Justin. Holly runs from Justin, (with scissors in her hand, of course) when she see him disposing of dead bodies. He stands there dumbfounded because he can't control her, which means she is likely his "life mate". When he finally goes after her he, of course, can't catch up to her, even though he has immortal speed. She falls, impales herself, he turns her. Justin is excited he has found his life mate and now can have wild monkey sex. That is all he talks about for the entire book in relation to finding his life-mate. Holly is married to a man who is as clueless as everyone else in the book and just as unlikeable. Their marriage is so disfunctional it is truly unbelievable. Mind you this is coming from someone who reads vampire novels!! That covers the first 4 chapters. The next 12 chapters have them living in the same house while he and several other immortals train her and consist of Justin talking about getting Holly in bed, although, he rarely talks to her and avoids her as much as possible. While Holly whines about not breaking her wedding vows. Literally nothing else happens! She then goes home to her husband, whom she has not spoken with for the 2 weeks she is gone to be "trained" and neither of them find this strange. Then there is 3 Chapters describing their dysfunctional relationship. I won't give away the ending, but I will say it was as anti-climatic as the rest of the story. The entire book could have been condensed into 3 Chapters.
I have loved all the previous books so much I am holding out hope the next one is as entertaining as the previous ones.
Another area is the turn itself. In other books 4 old immortals weren't enough to hold down someone going through a turn but here one new turn (whose nanos are still repairing lingering damage from diabetes) is able to hold down someone turning while controlling a mortal. Why didn't anyone else ever think to knock out a turn so they were quiet? Remember Leigh screaming through a plane ride because she didn't have drugs?
I didn't like how this story was resolved. She should have had to make the rough choice between her husband and Justin. Remember how much Rachel fought the rules she didn't like until she realized they were valid? It seemed like Ms Sands didn't want her heroine to have to change her beliefs but it was ok for her husband to.
Definitely not my favorite but I look forward to the next one and already have it preordered.
Is this even the same author? I had to keep checking to make sure. The plot sounded promising but the story was severely lacking. Nothing like the authors regular books and it was the worst one of the series. I have been waiting for it because of it being Bricker story. Holly was whiny, unbelievable as a character, and really just blah! Bricker was lacking his usual smartasseyness, loss of brain...really how did it take him sooooo long to figure out that Anders and Decker set him up?, and just acted so not his self we've seen in past books. All he wanted was sex! There was no villian what so ever in this book and that would have been fine if there was a better story and not so much repetition. I find it odd that such a strick taskmaster Lucian would have just let a newly turned loose on the city, hardly any of them remembered she needed blood (and after the 1st attack from her it shouldn't have been hard), she got over being mad about being drugged quickly, loss of pay for her "trip" would have been a bigger deal (yet they could fund her clothes, food, wrecked car?), and excuse me she was diabetic to the point where missing two readings could put her in a coma, but didn't think of checking her blood hardly ever? The end was a neat little package you can see coming and I felt through the whole book Sands just wanted to get this book out the way and didn't really try.
The reason I gave two stars was because Bricker got his ending but I think we as readers were shorted.
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That being said, I could not put this book down, I needed to find out what happened..
Loved it, great read thank you
He finally gets his lifemate, and she doesn’t really want anything to do with him because she is married! And he’s so principled, he lets her do what she wants so she can be happy!
And his lifemate? I’m not keen on her, but I have to say, toward the end of the novel, when she realises what a nincompoop she’s been, my opinion of her improved. She turns into a total badass, instead of the submissive miss.
Please read this book! You’ll not be disappointed.
Things take it's normal turning for Bricker as Holly is already married to James who she has grew up with as their parents were archaeologists and they went from site to site. I do feel like yrs she lives James and wants to be faithful to him but I don't feel like they ARE IN LOVE. And our Bricker had to stand back and WAIT.
After her training and she goes home she starts reading James' mind and starts becoming frustrated with him and blurts out what she had become which causes a serious crash which is leaving James' life in the balance so she decides to turn him as she see's it as her fault....what's going to Happen now she's got Gia's help with James........
I think the author should stop saying how after a century or so the vampire, they do not like that prefer immortal, they stop eating.
That does not fir in with the moralistic, do not go out in sunshine as it makes more work for the nanos and therefore more blood is needed. Clearly if you stop eating you stop producing your own blood and therefore need more from other sources....